The University of Illinois Office of University Counsel

University of Illinois System

Lisa M. Power

Urbana Campus Legal Counsel

258 Henry Administration Building
506 S. Wright St.
Urbana IL 61801

Visiting / Directions

Lisa joined the University in 2006 with broad legal experience in litigation and civil appeals, healthcare practice and compliance, and water law. She served as assistant director of sponsored programs before moving to the Office of University Counsel in 2007. In 2020, Lisa became the Campus Legal Counsel - Urbana-Champaign. Her responsibilities include management of in-house attorneys and professional staff at the Urbana-Champaign office and supporting oversight of outside counsel retained for all legal matters arising at the Urbana-Champaign campus.  Lisa is responsible for the delivery of all legal services to that campus and to its off-site locations.  She graduated from the University of Florida College of Law (J.D. with honors, 1995), where she was named to the Order of the Coif and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. She also is a graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University (B.G.S. 1989). She has been admitted to practice in the state courts of Illinois, Texas, and New Mexico and in various federal district and appellate courts. Before law school, Lisa was an assistant bureau chief and reporter at The Tampa Tribune in Florida. Lisa can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at (217) 333-0560.